Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Happy Sunday!

I hope you had a lovely weekend, dear readers!

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Happy Sunday!

How has your weekend been? I feel like I’ve been dragging all weekend, so I hope to get everything on my to-do list done today, even though some of it should have been finished yesterday!

Sunday, January 1st, 2012


My New Year’s Eve Manicure!

Happy New Year!

Happy new year!! I hope your 2012 is already off to a great start :) I had a lot of readers ask me for photos of my ring, which you’ll notice above in my New Year’s Eve manicure photo (which is one coat of NYX Be Jeweled with one coat each of Zoya Opal and Zoya Maisie).

The ring was designed by jeweler L T Denny in Seattle, who came as a very high recommendation from a good friend of mine.  It was the perfect ring for me:  simple, elegant, timeless, with a subtle tapered band with a round solitaire.  I had always envisioned white gold, but we went with platinum, because white gold is rhodium-plated and requires re-dipping over time to maintain that “white” look (you can also consider palladium as a platinum alternative).  A good jeweler will spend a lot of time educating you before trying to sell you on something–Yelp! is a great place to start looking for a reputable jeweler!  If you missed it, Shaun (who is also know as “tech guy”) proposed to me here on Christmas Eve. :)

For those interested in the ring, a few more photos :)  Continue reading →

Sunday, December 25th, 2011


I know this is kind of… after-the-fact, but this is SUCH an awesome idea for beauty enthusiasts!!

Happy Sunday!

To those who celebrate, Merry Christmas! We don’t celebrate religiously, but we do celebrate it as a family holiday–a time to come together, enjoy each other’s companies, and exchange gifts. The older I get, the more practical (and domestic) my wish list becomes! I ended up with a few coveted items from Le Creuset (thank goodness for outlets!) in my favorite shade, Caribbean Blue. I’ve always watched and re-watched one of my favorite holiday movies, which is aptly named The Holiday; Kate Winslet and Jack Black make my heart melt in it. Not really a Christmas classic but one I always return to. With my family, we always watch Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story :) I hope you’re all having a fabulous weekend and sharing it with loved ones!

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Happy Sunday!

How’s it going?  The holiday season is in full swing, which means I’ve been, more or less, holing up indoors and avoiding the craziness that is holiday shoppers!  I tell you, every time I’ve driven somewhere this weekend there was at least one close call.  I’ll just do any last minute holiday shopping online :)  Stay safe lovelies!!

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Happy Sunday!

How is your Sunday going so far? How about your weekend? I managed to do quite a bit of cleaning and organizing this weekend, so even though the apartment is completely overflowing, it does feel and look tidier than it has in weeks! There’s almost room to breathe again :)